2019 has been one heck of a year for All 4. We’ve seen enormous box set additions including ER, Freaks and Geeks, The Shield and 30 Rock; we’ve added Film4 and Adult Swim channels – including Rick & Morty Series 4; plus, our Walter Presents channel which showcases the best drama from across the world continues to go from strength to strength.
So it’s safe to say if you’re looking for a new addictive box set this December or want to put off the Christmas shopping and stay indoors with a feature film, we’ve got you covered across the festive season. All the highlights are below and a selection of All 4’s must see box sets can be found here.
GREAT AMERICAN BOX SET HIGHLIGHTS NOW STREAMING ON ALL 4
Freaks and Geeks
The universal experience of teenhood as lived by the freaks and geeks in a Michigan high school, circa 1980, is the subject of this comedy-drama executive produced by Emmy-winner Judd Apatow. Starring Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Busy Phillips.
The multiple Emmy Award-winning ER explores the inner workings of a Chicago teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. New series dropping every Friday until Fri 20 Dec.
Last chance to watch
Written by and starring Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mean Girls), 30 Rock follows Liz Lemon (Fey), Head Writer for a live sketch-comedy show, as she tries to contend with the mad escapades of her colleagues. Watch before 31 Dec.
From Dan Harmon, co-creator of Rick & Morty. When the legitimacy of his college degree is challenged, lawyer Jeff Winger must return to school where he finds himself leading a misfit coalition of fellow community college students.
This award-winning crime-drama follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.
GREAT BRITISH BOX SETS NOW STREAMING ON ALL 4
MISFITS IS 10!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of E4’s sci-fi comedy drama Misfits, All 4 is taking a look back at the critically acclaimed series from the makers of The End of the F***ing World. With all five series available to stream, Misfits looks at the lives of five young outsiders on Community Service who get caught in a strange storm and discover that they have developed superpowers.
The End Of The F***ing World (S1 & 2)
James and Alyssa are an unlikely couple, but they soon find themselves on an even more unlikely journey together as fugitives across the landscape of Britain. A slacker comedy and a gruesome suburban tale, through their eyes we see a whole new world, and remember what it was like to be a teen.
Derry Girls (S1 & 2)
The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.
Catastrophe (S1 – 4)
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney write and star in the multi-award-winning comedy following the lives of two people who become a couple after Sharon unexpectedly becomes pregnant following a fling while Rob is visiting London on a business trip.
FILMS TO ENJOY OVER CHRISTMAS
Office Christmas Party
Streaming from 23rd December
Elaborate corporate festivities spiral out of control in this raucous comedy from the directors of Blades of Glory, Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Colleagues T. J. Miller and Jason Bateman find themselves forced to stage a seasonal blow-out to protect their branch office from being closed down by ruthless CEO Jennifer Aniston, leading to Christmas chaos. Also stars Kate McKinnon (Yesterday; The Spy Who Dumped Me), Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs a Marathon), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse; The Predator), Vanessa Bayer (Trainwreck) and Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine).
Daddy’s Home 2
Streaming from 21st December
This sequel to the 2015 hit comedy Daddy’s Home finds former rival-dads Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell now sharing co-parenting duties. However, this friendly new set-up is about to be challenged when their own fathers come home for the holidays. Mel Gibson and John Lithgow play the fathers of Wahlberg and Ferrell respectively, with any hope of harmony dashed when the extended clan head off to spend Christmas in a cabin.
Streaming from 18th December
A spirited romantic drama based on the true story of Harry Hallowes, who built a small shelter on a patch of Hampstead Heath and found himself battling for the right to live there legally. These events are turned into an enjoyable film with Brendan Gleeson turning on the charm as the chief protagonist – now known as Donald – and Diane Keaton as the well-to-do American widow and Hampstead homeowner who’s sympathetic to his plight. Such British favourites as James Norton, Lesley Manville, Simon Callow and Phil Davis provide the support in this grassy yet classy affair.
Alex – Series 2
Streaming from 6th December
When a corrupt cop decides to go straight after having accidentally shot his partner, he must first get dirtier than ever as the gangsters he used to work for go after his family, while his new partner, a by the book careerist, is out to get him. The first season is now streaming on All 4.
A Very Scandi Scandal
Streaming from 6 December
Jenny Bengtsson and Cecilia Svensson are two women in their sixties living a completely normal middle-class life in the Swedish town of Kalmar. But when they both realize that their futures are looking anything but bright, they decide to do something drastic – rob the Bank of Stockholm’s Karlaplan branch in Stockholm.
The Blood Pact S1
Streaming from 13th December
What if your youngest daughter befriends the daughter of a dangerous criminal? And when you pick up your daughter from her friend's house and the criminal gets shot at, you save his life? What if he thinks you are his best friend from then on? What if you better not be seen with him because of your high position? Then you're stuck.
Joe Pera Talks with You - Christmas Special
Streaming from 6th December
Joe Pera, a beloved choir teacher, discusses topics of interest in this live-action comedy series. It’s Christmas and Joe is providing the information necessary to choose the perfect Christmas Tree for you. Species covered will include the Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, and the Concolor Fir.
Mr Pickles – series finale / Momma Named Me Sheriff
Streaming from 6 December
The idyllic looking Old Town is home to the Goodman family. Six-year-old Tommy Goodman loves his dog Mr Pickles, but what Tommy doesn't know is that Mr Pickles has a murderous evil streak. This season finale is followed by a new spin-off set in the same world - Momma Named me Sheriff.
The Eric Andre New Year’s Eve Spooktacular
Streaming from 20th December
Likely the world's most inept and violent host, Eric Andre hosts with the help of Hannibal Buress and some of his comedian friends who fill in as budget versions of stars. In this New Year special, Eric takes the show in front of a live studio audience.
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